The first day of the men’s NCAA tournament busted a lot of brackets, including one from the President of the United States!
No. 15 Princeton bested No. 2 Arizona 59-55 in a shocker of an upset on Thursday as March Madness officially arrived in full. Earlier in the day, No. 13 Furman upset No. 4 Virginia after a wild end flipped the script for the Paladins as they advanced onto the next round.
Princeton ended the game on a 9-0 run as Arizona — a tournament favorite — was unable to seal the deal. The Tigers took their first lead of the game with 50 seconds remaining and were able to hold off their opponents the rest of the way.
Headed into the first day of March Madness, President Joe Biden posted his picks for both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments on Twitter. Biden’s pick for the men’s side? Arizona, who was ousted from the tournament not even six hours after Biden made his picks official.
Good luck to every team in this year’s NCAA tournament.
I’ve got Arizona in the men’s tournament and Villanova in the women’s – and as you know, in this household, Villanova always wins. pic.twitter.com/iILzABTCuo
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 16, 2023
Talk about a rough go of it. Here’s hoping Villanova sticks around longer in the women’s NCAA tournament, at the very least!
College basketball fans roasted Biden’s bracket busting after Princeton’s upset of Arizona.
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